Lawyer For The Left & Punishment Without Crime - 2 Books + 2 Cd's
Lawyer For The Left  & Punishment Without  Crime - 2 Books + 2 Cd's
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Product Code: PBC285-SU19

A revelatory account of the misdemeanor machine that unjustly brands millions of
Americans as criminals

Punishment Without Crime offers an urgent new interpretation of inequality and
injustice in America by examining the paradigmatic American offense: the lowly
misdemeanor. Based on extensive original research, legal scholar Alexandra
Natapoff reveals the inner workings of a massive petty offense system that
produces over 13 million cases each year. People arrested for minor crimes are
swept through courts where defendants often lack lawyers, judges process cases
in mere minutes, and nearly everyone pleads guilty. This misdemeanor machine
starts punishing people long before they are convicted; it punishes the
innocent; and it punishes conduct that never should have been a crime. As a
result, vast numbers of Americans — most of them poor and people of color —
are stigmatized as criminals, impoverished through fines and fees, and stripped
of drivers’ licenses, jobs, and housing.


Lawyers For The Left: In The Courts, In The Streets and On The Air, stories of
lawyers who have devoted their careers to representing victims of injustice
rather than the rich and the privileged. Their clients included Martin Luther
King and Angela Davis, the prisoners in the infamous massacre at Attica, people
who suffered torture, police abuse, mass arrests, and segregation.
-Law and Disorder Archive Discs 2017-2018
-Lawyers For The Left Interviews

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